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Ace Comics

David McKay // April 1937 - October-November 1949
Issue count: 151

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Ace Comics

Ace Comics was a comic series released just before the beginning of the Golden Age of comics. It ran for 151 issues, from 1937 until 1949. 

They were long issues, with over 65 pages, often featuring 20 or more stories with different characters. 

The stories were about everyday people, not diving into the superhero or horror subjects which later dominated comics. One exception might be The Phantom, but his stories are catalogued as jungle comics, so he’s not a superhero per se.

Nonetheless, Ace Comics #11, the first appearance of The Phantom, is regarded by many to be a key issue in the history of comics, as it introduced to the comic format one of the first costumed heroes, leading to the Golden Age of superheroes in comics.

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Issue #11

What's Ace Comics #11 worth in 2024?

The top price for a copy of Ace Comics #11 is $5,990 for a 6.5 copy, sold in May 2021. The same issue was sold in 2019 for $6,800. A 4.0 book has a May 2013 price of $1,010, being the only time it was sold, and a 3.0 copy has a value of $1,426 as of September 2018, increasing its 2013 price of $947.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Issue #11 of Ace Comics Vol. 1 has a cover date of February 1938. It was written, penciled and inked by Robert L. Ripley, Lee Falk, Don Moore, Feg Murray, C. D. Russell, H. H. Knerr, Russ Westover, A. D. Carter, and Lyman Young.

Key Facts About the Comic

Ace Comics was one of the first comic series that were a success in the market. Dating from 1937, they were long issues featuring over 20 short stories and people liked them immediately.

Story Synopsis

The issue features short stories with different characters:

1. Believe It Or Not

2. The Phantom

3. Jungle Jim

4. Seein' Stars

5. Pete the Tramp

6. Katzenjammer Kids

7. Sports in Pictures

8. Elmer

9. Tillie the Toiler

10. Nicodemus O'Malley & his Whale, Palsy-Walsy

11. Dream Land

12. Just Kids

13. Tim Tyler's Luck

14. Blondie

15. King Cat - Part 5

16. On Our Block

17. Curley Harper at Lakespur

18. The Stamp Spotlight

19. Teddy and Sitting Bull

20. Barney Google

21. Etta Kett

22. Krazy Kat

23. Room and Board

24. Daffy Doodles

Price Guide Report

GD 2.0 VG 4.0 FN 6.0 VF 8.0 NM 9.4 RECORD SALE!
$1,500 $3,000 $6,000 $12,000 $48,000 $5,990

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